Opportunity Knocks Announces Award Winners of 3rd Annual Best Nonprofit to Work For - The People Have Chosen

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Opportunity Knocks announced the winners today of the 3rd Annual Peoples Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards. Winners were selected from nominations based on employee essay submissions. National nominations were held December 1, 2009 through January 15, 2010 and individuals were told to submit a brief essay on why they consider their organization a great place to work.

The Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards demonstrates how nonprofit organizations can have an incredibly positive impact on the lives of the people that work for them. - Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Opportunity Knocks.

Opportunity Knocks announced the winners today of the 3rd Annual Peoples Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards. Winners were selected from nominations based on employee essay submissions. National nominations were held December 1, 2009 through January 15, 2010 and individuals were told to submit a brief essay on why they consider their organization a great place to work.

Nominators could take into consideration factors that are important to them such as, quality of work/life balance, their organizations’ adherence to its mission, comradery of employees, unique benefits, training programs and career paths.

A total of fifteen (15) winners were awarded based on three categories of operating budget size.

And the winners are…
Operating Budget 1 million or less
Equality Maryland
McCullum Youth Court
The Career Wardrobe
The Georgia Law Center for the Homeless
Women Organizing Resources knowledge & Services

Operating Budget 1 million to 5 million
Alzheimer's Association, Orange County Chapter
CAREERS for People with Disabilities, Inc.
Community Music Center, San Francisco
Girls For A Change
Love Without Boundaries Foundation

Operating Budget 5 million or more
Gift of Life Michigan
Lifespan of Greater Rochester
Sheltering Arms
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Year Up

“Opportunity Knocks continues to see the need to provide nonprofit professionals a platform to give recognition and appreciation to the organizations providing quality work environments for the people in jobs that change the world. The 3rd Annual Peoples Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards demonstrates how nonprofit organizations can not only make a difference in the community but also have an incredibly positive impact on the lives of the people that work for them. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all that took the time to submit their nomination.”

  • Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Opportunity Knocks.

About Opportunity Knocks: Opportunity Knocks is the national nonprofit Job Board, HR Resource and Career Development website exclusively on the nonprofit community. For Nonprofit professionals, http://www.OpportunityKnocks.org is the premier destination to find nonprofit jobs and access valuable resources for developing successful careers in the nonprofit community. For Employers, http://www.OpportunityKnocks.org is the best way to find qualified nonprofit candidates and receive valuable information that nonprofit organizations need when building successful recruitment, retention and human resource strategies.

Contact: Lynne Norton, Marketing Manager, Opportunity Knocks, 678-916-3066

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